ECF # 3: Senators 1, Sabres 0


‘From there, the words of confidence rapidly eroded into actions of ineptitude, as the Senators swarmed Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller like bees to a hive, pressuring his defense into giveaways and mental blunders that fueled their assaults against him. Although Miller preserved a scoreless tie by the halfway point of the game, his teammates’ forays into the offensive zone were few and far between, blunted by a relentless Ottawa defense that left no room for the Sabres to breathe.’